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Julia Montgomery Street Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0112

Scope and Contents

Julia Montgomery Street (1898-1993) wrote poems, children's stories, trade journal articles, and radio plays, often based on careful research of North Carolina history. The Julia Montgomery Street Papers date from 1937 to 1974 and contain typescripts, illustrations, outlines, research notes, photographs, proofs, correspondence, biographical materials and clippings.

Dates

  • 1937 - 1974

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Julia Montgomery Street (1898-1993) was born in Concord, North Carolina, and grew up in Apex and Raleigh, She graduated from Woman's College (now UNCG) in 1923 with a degree in English. Before her marriage in 1924 to Dr. C.A. Street, she did graduate work in child psychology at UNC Chapel Hill and taught elementary school and summer school courses at Woman's College. She also briefly worked for the Children's Society of North Carolina.

Street's chief interest, however, was writing, and after her two children started school, she wrote poems, children's stories, trade journal articles, and radio plays. Her first short story, "Hoecake and Buttermilk" was published in 1939, and her first novel for children, Fiddler's Fancy, in 1955. Subsequent published works include Moccasin Tracks (1955), Candle Love Feast (1959), Drover's Gold (1961), Dulcie's Whale (1963), North Carolina on Parade (1966) and Judaculla's Handprint (1976). Mrs. Street was keenly interested in the history of North Carolina, and based her stories for children on carefully researched historical subjects.

Extent

3.20 Linear Feet (8 boxes and one oversized folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Julia Montgomery Street (1898-1993) wrote poems, children's stories, trade journal articles, and radio plays, often based on careful research of North Carolina history. The Julia Montgomery Street Papers date from 1937 to 1974 and contain typescripts, illustrations, outlines, research notes, photographs, proofs, correspondence, biographical materials and clippings.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of the author.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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